23-year-old magazine to continue celebrating Vermont's
Vermont Sports Magazine has been sold to Angelo Lynn of
The magazine, distributed free around the state and in metro
areas throughout New England, covers outdoor pursuits and
adventure, such as hiking, cycling, mountaineering, skiing and
more. Lynn will begin publishing Vermont Sports with the November
issue. The magazine's current publisher and editor, Sky Barsch, of
Barre Town, Vt., will continue to help edit the magazine for the
next few issues in her free time. She is the associate publisher of
the magazine Vermont Life.
"Angelo and his family are in the perfect position to take
Vermont Sports to the next level," said Barsch, who purchased the
business in 2010. "The Lynns are seasoned athletes as well as
experts in publishing, so they have the two passions that are at
the heart of Vermont Sports."
Lynn's Addison Press Inc. owns Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine,
The Addison County Independent (based in Middlebury), The Reporter
which covers the Brandon-Pittsford-Proctor-West Rutland area, and
the Killington-based Mountain Times. Angelo Lynn also co-owns the
Colchester Sun and Essex Reporter with his brother, Emerson, and
has interests in digital publishing through a partnership with
Route 802's statewide network of mobile apps and a partnership with
Burlington-based Localvore Today. Lynn, his three daughters and his
wife have all worked in journalism and were recently featured in
The New York Times.
"We're excited to be able to combine our love of outdoor sports
with our interest and deep connection in Vermont journalism for the
past 30 years," Lynn said, noting that he and his family have been
avid alpine skiers for the past 30 years, as well as hikers,
runners, bikers, water skiers, kayakers and canoe racers. "Like
many Vermonters, we love playing and exercising in the outdoors and
we're eager to be part of a magazine that has covered those stories
so well for the past two decades and continues to show Vermonters
and visitors all the great ways to play in our state."
Lynn said he hoped to build on that solid foundation.
"Sky has done a great job of carrying on the tradition
established at Vermont Sports, creating a clean look and
easy-to-read style and we're thrilled she'll be working with us for
the next several issues to help with the transition and maintain
that continuity for the readers.
"With our larger organization," Lynn added, "our hope is that
we'll be able to cover the scene in new ways and, as Sky suggested,
continue to take Vermont Sports on its upward climb."
The magazine was founded in 1990 by Kate Carter of Waterbury,
and has served as a voice of the racing, recreation and adventure
community in Vermont. With an extensive calendar of events,
inspiring feature articles, and informative regular departments,
Vermont Sports is a go-to magazine for the outdoor crowd. Published
10 times a year, it is available throughout Vermont and in